I write a lot about restaurants, and I’ve written before about my reservations in doing so, but as this blog has grown (beyond my wildest expectations, it must be said), I’ve been approached more and more often by restaurants who want me to write about and review their places. The basic approach, normally through a [...]
The North Sea Fish Restaurant in Bloomsbury, London is one of the best places for fish and chips in the capital. It’s got everything from faded glamour to a mysterious past. It also serves impressive fish, fried to perfection in a crisp batter.
We’d planned to eat at The Boathouse, a newly renovated pub/restaurant on the river at the bottom of Saltaire village. It’s a slick and modern looking place which inexplicably stops serving food at 8pm despite having a large dining room, doesn’t run a reservations system and was packed by the time we arrived. It soon [...]
I love Brighton. It’s vibrant and exciting, but still has some of that shabby seaside charm and a little of the old menace chronicled so expertly by Graham Greene in the brilliant Brighton Rock. As a seaside town, it’s hard to beat, and as a place to eat out, even harder. As an end-of-holiday meal [...]
The Leeds Loves Food festival happened this weekend, and we ate at The Living Room on Saturday as part of it. The Living Room is one of those self consciously fashionable places. You know the sort. It has the feel and look of an upmarket bar bordering on a private member’s club. It’s a fashionable [...]